- Pathology and epidemiology of natural West Nile viral infection of raptors in Georgia
Angela E Ellis
Athens Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, College of Veterinary Medicine, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
J Wildl Dis 43:214-23. 2007
..Although many species tested were positive for WNV infection, severity of lesions varied among species...
- Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus disease in three communities
Scott K Fridkin
Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
N Engl J Med 352:1436-44. 2005
..Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection has emerged in patients who do not have the established risk factors. The national burden and clinical effect of this novel presentation of MRSA disease are unclear...
- 25-hydroxyvitamin D status of healthy, low-income, minority children in Atlanta, Georgia
Conrad R Cole
Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, 2015 Uppergate Dr, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
Pediatrics 125:633-9. 2010
- Small-group discussions on menthol cigarettes: listening to adult African American smokers in Atlanta, Georgia
CDC, Atlanta, USA
Ethn Health 13:171-82. 2008
..Many of the articles address epidemiological or biomedical topics. While there has been some focus on social influences and marketing issues, more research and a greater focus on this topic are needed...
- Race as an independent risk factor for breast cancer survival: breast cancer outcomes from the medical college of georgia tumor registry
Carlos H Barcenas
Deparment of Medicine, Section of Hematology Oncology, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA 30912, USA
Clin Breast Cancer 10:59-63. 2010
..Causes of racial disparities in breast cancer survival remain unclear. This study assesses overall survival (OS) after diagnosis between black and white women and examines factors that might correlate with this disparity...
- Distribution and ecology of campylobacters in coastal plain streams (Georgia, United States of America)
University of Georgia, Department of Environmental Health Science, 206 Environmental Health Science Bldg, Athens, GA 30602, USA
Appl Environ Microbiol 73:1395-403. 2007
..the waterborne prevalence of campylobacters in a mixed-use rural watershed in the coastal plain of southern Georgia (United States)...
- Racial and ethnic disparities in the provision of epidural analgesia to Georgia Medicaid beneficiaries during labor and delivery
National Center for Primary Care, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA
Am J Obstet Gynecol 191:456-62. 2004
..The purpose of this study was to measure racial and ethnic differences in the proportion of Medicaid patients who receive epidural analgesia during labor and delivery...
- Prevalence of Dirofilaria immitis and gastrointestinal helminths in cats euthanized at animal control agencies in northwest Georgia
Renee E Carleton
School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, Berry College, 2277 Martha Berry Highway, Mount Berry, GA 30149, USA
Vet Parasitol 119:319-26. 2004
Cats euthanized at six northwest Georgia animal control agencies were examined for adult Dirofilaria immitis in heart and lung tissue and presence of gastrointestinal helminth ova by fecal flotation. D...
- Ambient air pollution and cardiovascular malformations in Atlanta, Georgia, 1986-2003
Matthew J Strickland
Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
Am J Epidemiol 169:1004-14. 2009
..reaching at least 20 weeks' gestation that were conceived during January 1, 1986-March 12, 2003, in Atlanta, Georgia. Surveillance records obtained from the Metropolitan Atlanta Congenital Defects Program, which conducts active, ..
- The use of ambient air quality modeling to estimate individual and population exposure for human health research: a case study of ozone in the Northern Georgia Region of the United States
Michelle L Bell
Yale University, 205 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT 06511, United States
Environ Int 32:586-93. 2006
..this application, exposure estimates were generated for a case study high ozone episode in the Northern Georgia Region of the United States based on measurements and concentration estimates from an air quality modeling system...
- West Nile virus antibodies in avian species of Georgia, USA: 2000-2004
Samantha E J Gibbs
Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, Department of Population Health, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602, USA
Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 6:57-72. 2006
West Nile virus (WNV) was first isolated in the state of Georgia in the summer of 2001. As amplifying hosts of WNV, avian species play an important role in the distribution and epidemiology of the virus...
- Changing characteristics of invasive pneumococcal disease in Metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia, after introduction of a 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine
W C Albrich
Division of Infectious Diseases, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA
Clin Infect Dis 44:1569-76. 2007
..The rate of invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) has decreased among both immunized children and nonimmunized adults since the licensure of a heptavalent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV7) for use in infants in the United States in 2000...
- Assessment of exposure to secondhand smoke at outdoor bars and family restaurants in Athens, Georgia, using salivary cotinine
J C Hall
The University of Georgia, College of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Athens, Georgia 30602, USA
J Occup Environ Hyg 6:698-704. 2009
..cotinine, a metabolite of nicotine, in subjects aged 21-30 exposed to SHS outside bars and restaurants in Athens, Georgia. Nonsmokers participated during 6-hr periods in outdoor standing or seating areas of bars and restaurants where ..
- Prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors in schoolchildren in a rural Georgia community
Catherine L Davis
Georgia Prevention Institute, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, 30912, USA
Am J Med Sci 330:53-9. 2005
In the context of a national childhood obesity epidemic, this study sought to document the cardiovascular risk status of children in a rural Georgia community.
- Flavonoids and antioxidant capacity of Georgia-grown Vidalia onions
Department of Food Science and Technology, Food Science Building, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602 7610, USA
J Agric Food Chem 50:5338-42. 2002
Vidalia onion varieties Nirvana, DPS 1032, Yellow 2025, King-Midas, and SBO 133 grown at Vidalia, Georgia, were analyzed for flavonoid content...
- Ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) and spirochetes (spirochaetaceae: spirochaetales) recovered from birds on a Georgia Barrier Island
L A Durden
Institute of Arthropodology and Parasitology, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro 30460, USA
J Med Entomol 38:231-6. 2001
..This concentrated phenology of spirochete isolations might reflect periodic amplification or recrudescence of spirochetes in reservoir avian hosts...
- The location and incidence of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in Georgia: implications for placement of automated external defibrillators
George Edward Malcom
Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, USA
Prehosp Emerg Care 8:10-4. 2004
..This study evaluates the relationship between population density and the incidence and location of OOHCA...
- Short-term impact of an HIV risk reduction intervention for soon-to-be released inmates in Georgia
Ronald L Braithwaite
Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
J Health Care Poor Underserved 16:130-9. 2005
..Findings indicate that the intervention for the inmate population was effective in reducing sexual self-expectation and substance use and increasing condom use self-efficacy over a three-month period...
- Ochlerotatus japonicus japonicus (Theobald) in Georgia and North Carolina
Elmer W Gray
Department of Entomology, The University of Georgia, 413 Biological Sciences Building, Athens, GA 30602 USA
J Am Mosq Control Assoc 21:144-6. 2005
Although the 1st published record of Ochlerotatus japonicus japonicus in Georgia (Rabun County) occurred in 2004, we report here a 2002 collection and identification in Fulton County, Georgia (metro Atlanta). The finding of Oc. j...
- Georgia mental health country profile
Institute of Psychiatry, Tbilisi, Georgia
Int Rev Psychiatry 16:107-16. 2004
This article is on the mental health of the population of Georgia describing context and mental health needs, extrinsic and intrinsic influences on mental health in the country, and health and social services for people with mental ..
- Washing practices on the microflora on Georgia-grown cantaloupes
E Deann Akins
Department of Food Science and Technology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602, USA
J Food Prot 71:46-51. 2008
..In the United States, cantaloupes are handled and packed differently in each state. Georgia-grown cantaloupes are brought to sheds, washed, and packed, whereas California-grown cantaloupes are field packed...
- Culex coronator in coastal Georgia and South Carolina
Robert A Moulis
Chatham County Mosquito Control, 65 Billy B Hair Drive, Savannah, GA 31408, USA
J Am Mosq Control Assoc 24:588-90. 2008
In 2007, adult Culex coronator were collected in Chatham County, Georgia, and Jasper County, South Carolina, during nuisance and disease vector surveillance efforts...
- Development of an improved isolation approach and simple sequence repeat markers to characterize Phytophthora capsici populations in irrigation ponds in southern Georgia
Department of Plant Pathology, Coastal Plain Experiment Station, University of Georgia, Tifton, GA 31794, USA
Appl Environ Microbiol 75:5467-73. 2009
Phytophthora capsici, the causal agent of Phytophthora blight, is a major concern in vegetable production in Georgia and many other states in the United States. Contamination of irrigation water sources by P...
- Crop juxtaposition affects cotton fiber quality in Georgia farmscapes
Michael D Toews
Department of Entomology, University of Georgia, 122 S Entomology Dr, Tifton, GA 31793 0748, USA
J Econ Entomol 102:1515-22. 2009
..8 m from an adjacent crop). These data suggest that integrated pest management programs for the stink bug complex in cotton may include farmscape level planning and targeted interventions as opposed to a crop specific management approach...
- Prevalence of hepatitis A virus infection among sewage workers in Georgia
Division of Viral Hepatitis, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
Am J Ind Med 43:172-8. 2003
..Wastewater (WW) workers could have opportunity for direct contact with raw sewage, which might contain hepatitis A virus (HAV)...
- Albatross populations in peril: a population trajectory for black-browed albatrosses at south Georgia
Jennifer M Arnold
Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts, 100 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, Massachusetts 02125, USA
Ecol Appl 16:419-32. 2006
..The temporal shift in annual values coincided with the start of longline fishing at South Georgia and potential changes in krill abundance...
- Cardiovascular risk factor control in communities--update from the ASH Carolinas-Georgia Chapter, the Hypertension Initiative, and the Community Physicians' Network
Brent M Egan
Department of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, 135 Rutledge Avenue, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich) 8:879-86. 2006
..The collaboration among the ASH Carolinas-Georgia chapter, the Hypertension Initiative, and the Community Physicians' Network provides a model for other ASH ..
- The Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment Act in Georgia: effects on time to Medicaid enrollment
E Kathleen Adams
Department of Health Policy and Management, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
Cancer 115:1300-9. 2009
..screened and found to need treatment either for breast or cervical cancer or for a precancerous cervical condition through the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP) or in Georgia, other provider sites.
- Epizootic hemorrhagic disease virus and bluetongue virus serotype distribution in white-tailed deer in Georgia
D E Stallknecht
College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens 30602, USA
J Wildl Dis 31:331-8. 1995
Serum samples collected from 1,396 white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) in five areas of Georgia (USA) from 1989 to 1991 were tested for precipitating and serum neutralizing (SN) antibodies to the enzootic North American epizootic ..
- Disaster evacuation: an exploratory study of older men and women in Georgia and North Carolina
Marlene M Rosenkoetter
School of Nursing, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta 30912, USA
J Gerontol Nurs 33:46-54. 2007
..compare the characteristics, evacuation beliefs, risk factors, and health problems of older adults living in two Georgia counties and three North Carolina counties regarding willingness to evacuate in the event of a natural disaster...
- Description and phylogeny of a new species of Eimeria from double-crested cormorants (Phalacrocorax auritus) near Fort Gaines, Georgia
Michael J Yabsley
Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, Department of Population Health, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602, USA
J Parasitol 92:385-8. 2006
..In this study, 80 DCC were collected from the Chattahoochee River near Fort Gaines, Georgia, and examined for kidney and intestinal coccidia. Eighteen (22.5%) and 56 (70%) of the DCC were positive for E...
- Interpreting changes in the epidemiology of anencephaly and spina bifida following folic acid fortification of the U.S. grain supply in the setting of long-term trends, Atlanta, Georgia, 1968-2003
Lilah M Besser
National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol 79:730-6. 2007
..S. with folic acid. We examined whether changes in these defects surrounding fortification could be distinguished from preexisting trends...
- Identification of pathogenic Vibrio species by multilocus PCR-electrospray ionization mass spectrometry and its application to aquatic environments of the former soviet republic of Georgia
Chris A Whitehouse
U S Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, Fort Detrick, Frederick, MA, USA
Appl Environ Microbiol 76:1996-2001. 2010
..cholerae, and 5 (0.8%) samples were positive for the cholera toxin A gene (ctxA). All ctxA-positive samples were from two freshwater lakes, and no ctxA-positive samples from any of the Black Sea sites were detected...
- Solitary erythema migrans in Georgia and South Carolina
M W Felz
Department of Family Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta 30912 3500, USA
Arch Dermatol 135:1317-26. 1999
..To evaluate the incidence of Borrelia burgdorferi infection in humans with erythema migrans (EM) in 2 southeastern states...
- Disease agents in Amblyomma americanum from northeastern Georgia
A S Varela
Department of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
J Med Entomol 41:753-9. 2004
..These three agents have also been detected in white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus). Because northeastern Georgia has a high abundance of both lone star ticks and white-tailed deer, and one of these organisms, E...
- Antimicrobial use in post-acute care: a retrospective descriptive analysis in seven long-term care facilities in Georgia
Chesley L Richards
Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA
J Am Med Dir Assoc 6:109-12. 2005
..Up to two thirds of long-stay LTCF residents receive antimicrobial therapy each year. However, little is known specifically about antimicrobial use in short-stay LTCF residents receiving post-acute care...
- Aflatoxin levels in corn available as wild turkey feed in Georgia
S H Schweitzer
D B Warnell School of Forest Resources, University of Georgia, Athens 30602, USA
J Wildl Dis 37:657-9. 2001
Samples of corn available as wildlife feed from retailers throughout Georgia (USA) were collected during April 1997 and analyzed for aflatoxin to determine if levels harmful to wild turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo) were present...
- Disease prevalence in Georgia turkey flocks in 1986
M P Morris
Department of Avian Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens 30605
Avian Dis 32:404-6. 1988
..prevalence in turkeys was estimated by totaling the flock size of necropsy cases submitted to the University of Georgia in 1986 for each disease reported and comparing it with the population at risk...
- Elevated blood lead levels associated with the consumption of moonshine among emergency department patients in Atlanta, Georgia
Brent W Morgan
Department of Emergency Medicine, Emory University Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
Ann Emerg Med 42:351-8. 2003
..All were moonshine drinkers, prompting concern that lead exposure from moonshine was underrecognized in this setting...
- Can summits lead to curricula change? An evaluation of emergency preparedness summits for schools of nursing in Georgia
Division of Public Health, Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands Department of Public Health, Saipan
J Contin Educ Nurs 40:210-5. 2009
- Monitoring of Culicoides spp. at a site enzootic for hemorrhagic disease in white-tailed deer in Georgia, USA
K E Smith
Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens 30602, USA
J Wildl Dis 32:627-42. 1996
Biting midges of the genus Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) were monitored at a Georgia (USA) site where epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) and bluetongue (BT) viruses are enzootic among white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus)...
- Prevalence of epilepsy and health status of adults with epilepsy in Georgia and Tennessee: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2002
Epilepsy Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Health Care and Aging Studies Branch, 4770 Buford Highway NE, MS K51, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
Epilepsy Behav 5:358-66. 2004
..studied a population-based sample of 8057 adults through the 2002 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, in Georgia and Tennessee, ascertaining a lifetime epilepsy prevalence of 2.1% in this population...
- Health assessment of free-ranging alligator snapping turtles (Macrochelys temminckii) in Georgia and Florida
Wildlife Health Center, University of California Davis, One Shields Ave, Davis, California 95616, USA
J Wildl Dis 44:670-86. 2008
..Data were collected from 97 free-ranging Alligator Snapping Turtles in nine waterways in Florida and Georgia from 2001 to 2006. Eleven turtles were captured more than once, resulting in a total sample pool of 123...
- Sporadic Salmonella enterica serotype Javiana infections in Georgia and Tennessee: a hypothesis-generating study
L S Clarkson
Georgia Division of Public Health, Epidemiology Branch, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
Epidemiol Infect 138:340-6. 2010
..Javiana infections, we interviewed patients with laboratory-confirmed S. Javiana infection identified in Georgia and Tennessee during August-October 2004...
- Change of genetic determinants of left ventricular structure in adolescence: longitudinal evidence from the Georgia cardiovascular twin study
Gaston K Kapuku
Georgia Prevention Institute, Department of Pediatrics, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia, USA
Am J Hypertens 21:799-805. 2008
..Genetic contribution to left ventricular (LV) structure is generally recognized, but whether and how this influence varies by ethnicity or with age is unknown...
- Home food safety program for the Georgia Older Americans Act Nutrition Program
Department of Foods and Nutrition, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
J Nutr Elder 26:103-22. 2006
..This intervention improved several aspects of HFSP; however, additional interventions are needed to increase HFSP in older adults...
- Prevalence of the bopyrid isopod Probopyrus pandalicola in the grass shrimp, Palaemonetes pugio, in four tidal creeks on the South Carolina-Georgia coast
Sue A Chaplin-Ebanks
Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Marine Sciences Program, Savannah State University, P O Box 20600, Savannah, Georgia 31404, USA
J Parasitol 93:73-7. 2007
..Shrimp were collected from 2 estuarine systems in South Carolina and 2 estuarine systems in Georgia and examined for parasite presence, sex, and gravidity. Site-specific monthly prevalence ranged from 0 to 6.3%...
- Circumstances of pregnancy: low income women in Georgia describe the difference between planned and unplanned pregnancies
Vera Institute of Justice, 233 Broadway, 12th Floor, New York, 10279, NY, USA
Matern Child Health J 11:81-9. 2007
..Using Azjen's Theory of Planned Behavior and Luker's Theory of Contraceptive Risk Taking this qualitative study explores the reasons for the high rate of unintended pregnancy among low income women in Georgia.
- Mass loadings of triclosan and triclocarbon from four wastewater treatment plants to three rivers and landfill in Savannah, Georgia, USA
Kurunthachalam Senthil Kumar
Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Savannah State University, 3219 College Street, Savannah, GA 31404, USA
Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 58:275-85. 2010
..and pond water/sediment samples from four wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) and three major rivers in Savannah, Georgia (USA)...
- Strategies for controlling blood pressure among low-income populations in Georgia
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division for the Prevention of Heart Disease and Stroke, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
Prev Chronic Dis 5:A52. 2008
In Georgia an estimated 32% of blacks and 28% of whites have high blood pressure. In 2004 the rate of death from stroke in Georgia was 12% higher than the national average, and blacks in the state have a 1...
- Managed care: Strengthening the consumer voice in managed care: VII. The Georgia peer specialist program
James E Sabin
Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, 126 Brookline Avenue, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
Psychiatr Serv 54:497-8. 2003
- Spatial and temporal variations of mercury levels in Okefenokee invertebrates: southeast Georgia
Bagie M George
Department of Entomology, University of Georgia, 413 Biological Sciences Building, Athens, GA 30602, United States
Environ Pollut 152:484-90. 2008
..This study measured concentrations of mercury in invertebrates of the Okefenokee Swamp in Georgia, focusing on levels in amphipods, odonates, and crayfish...
- Multivariate statistical characterization of water quality in Lake Lanier, Georgia, USA
Warnell School of Forest Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, 30602 2152, USA
J Environ Qual 34:1980-91. 2005
..Cluster analysis suggests that tributary and lake monitoring stations can be consolidated. Reducing the number of parameters and stations frees up resources for increased monitoring elsewhere...
- An epidemiological investigation of off-label anticonvulsant drug use in the Georgia Medicaid population
Pharmacy Care Administration Graduate Program, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 14:629-38. 2005
The primary objective was to determine the prevalence of off-label anticonvulsant drug use in the Georgia Medicaid population and establish what percentage of this off-label use is evidence-based...
- Georgia's breastfeeding promotion program for low-income women
I B Ahluwalia
Division of Reproductive Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 3724, USA
Pediatrics 105:E85. 2000
Beginning in 1990, Georgia's Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) initiated 5 new strategies to promote breastfeeding among its pregnant and postpartum clients...
- Validity and reliability of self-reported arthritis: Georgia senior centers, 2000-2001
Jennifer M Bombard
Arthritis Foundation, Georgia Chapter, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Am J Prev Med 28:251-8. 2005
..The purpose of this study was to assess the validity and reliability of the 1996-2001 BRFSS arthritis case definition in a senior center population...
- Effects of instrument precision and spatial variability on the assessment of the temporal variation of ambient air pollution in Atlanta, Georgia
Katherine S Wade
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332 0512, USA
J Air Waste Manag Assoc 56:876-88. 2006
..Population-weighted variation in daily ambient air pollutant levels because of both instrument imprecision and spatial variability ranged from 20% of the temporal variation for O3 to 70% of the temporal variation for SO2 and EC. Wind..
- Fertility treatments and craniosynostosis: California, Georgia, and Iowa, 1993-1997
Epidemiology Program Office and National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 3724, USA
Pediatrics 111:1163-6. 2003
..Because fertility treatments are also associated with increased maternal age, this study investigated the possible association between fertility treatments and craniosynostosis...
- Improved recognition of heart attack and stroke symptoms after a community-based intervention for older adults, Georgia, 2006-2007
University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
Prev Chronic Dis 6:A41. 2009
In Georgia, mortality from stroke is 16% higher and from cardiovascular disease is 9% higher than it is nationally...
- Factors affecting the geographic distribution of West Nile virus in Georgia, USA: 2002-2004
Samantha E J Gibbs
The Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, Department of Population Health, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602, USA
Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 6:73-82. 2006
..information systems (GIS) and logistic regression analyses to model the distribution of WNV in the state of Georgia based on a wild bird indicator system, and to identify human and environmental predictor variables that are ..
- Navigating the health system: diabetes care in Georgia
The Health Systems Development Programme, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, United Kingdom
Health Policy Plan 24:46-54. 2009
..Drawing on a framework incorporating physical, human, intellectual and social resources, the paper examines how these challenges are managed in diabetes care in Georgia.
- Fusarium species of the Gibberella fujikuroi complex and fumonisin contamination of pearl millet and corn in Georgia, USA
University of Georgia, Tifton, GA
Mycopathologia 159:401-6. 2005
..R. Br) and corn (Zea mays L.) crops grown in southern Georgia, and to determine their influence on potential fumonisin production...
- Assessing exposure to disinfection by-products in women of reproductive age living in Corpus Christi, Texas, and Cobb county, Georgia: descriptive results and methods
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention s National Center for Environmental Health Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects, and Division of Environmental Health Laboratory, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Environ Health Perspect 109:597-604. 2001
We conducted a field study in Corpus Christi, Texas, and Cobb County, Georgia, to evaluate exposure measures for disinfection by-products, with special emphasis on trihalomethanes (THMs)...
- Internet-based morbidity and mortality surveillance among Hurricane Katrina evacuees in Georgia
Susan T Cookson
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd, MS E97, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
Prev Chronic Dis 5:A133. 2008
The Internet has revolutionized the way public health surveillance is conducted. Georgia has used it for notifiable disease reporting, electronic outbreak management, and early event detection...
- Outcome of patients undergoing gamma knife stereotactic radiosurgery for medically refractory idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia: Medical College of Georgia's experience
Kostas N Fountas
Department of Neurosurgery, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA, USA
Stereotact Funct Neurosurg 84:88-96. 2006
..However, gamma knife radiosurgery constitutes a safe and efficient minimally invasive treatment option for patients with idiopathic TN...
- Remote evaluation of acute ischemic stroke in rural community hospitals in Georgia
Department of Neurology, Medical College of Georgia, 1429 Harper Street, Building HF 1154, Augusta, GA 30912, USA
Stroke 35:1763-8. 2004
..system in performing a valid National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) evaluation at the Medical College of Georgia (MCG). We now report on the performance of the system since its deployment in 5 rural hospitals in east Georgia.
- Genotype-specific carriage of Neisseria meningitidis in Georgia counties with hyper- and hyposporadic rates of meningococcal disease
Scott E Kellerman
Division of Public Health, Georgia Public Health Laboratory, Georgia Department of Human Resources, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, USA
J Infect Dis 186:40-8. 2002
Carriage of Neisseria meningitidis in a Georgia county with hypersporadic incidence of meningococcal disease ("hypersporadic county") and in a county with no cases of meningococcal disease was determined by a cross-sectional ..
- Social resources and longevity: findings from the Georgia centenarian study
G Kevin Randall
Family and Consumer Sciences, Bradley University, Peoria, Ill 61625, USA krandall bradley edu
Gerontology 56:106-11. 2010
..As the proportion of adults aged 85 and older increases, investigations of resources essential for adapting to the challenges of aging are required...
- Barriers to healthcare utilization in fatiguing illness: a population-based study in Georgia
Jin Mann S Lin
Chronic Viral Diseases Branch, National Center for Zoonotic, Vector Borne and Enteric Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
BMC Health Serv Res 9:13. 2009
..Furthermore, we sought to identify what types of barriers interfered with healthcare utilization and why they occurred...
- Prevalence and impact of asthma in children, Georgia, 2000
Anne K Mellinger-Birdsong
Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Public Health, Atlanta, Georgia 30303, USA
Am J Prev Med 24:242-8. 2003
..Asthma is a common chronic condition with significant impact on those who have it. Information about children with asthma was sought to guide state program planning...
- Human contacts and potential pathways of disease introduction on Georgia poultry farms
Antonio R Vieira
College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Large Animal Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
Avian Dis 53:55-62. 2009
..such as the currently circulating H5N1 influenza virus, a survey was administered to growers in two counties in Georgia representing areas of low and high poultry densities...
- Ticks, Lyme disease spirochetes, trypanosomes, and antibody to encephalitis viruses in wild birds from coastal Georgia and South Carolina
L A Durden
Institute of Anthropodology and Parasitology, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro 30460, USA
J Parasitol 83:1178-82. 1997
Ticks and blood samples were collected from wild birds mist-netted on St. Catherine's Island, Georgia, and at the Wedge Plantation in coastal South Carolina in 1994 and 1995...
- Rickettsia parkeri in Amblyomma americanum ticks, Tennessee and Georgia, USA
Sara B Cohen
Tennessee Department of Health, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Emerg Infect Dis 15:1471-3. 2009
..the newly recognized human pathogen Rickettsia parkeri, we looked for this organism in ticks from Tennessee and Georgia, USA. Using PCR and sequence analysis, we identified R. parkeri in 2 Amblyomma americanum ticks...
- Prevalence and predictors of surgical site infection in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia
Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
J Hosp Infect 66:160-6. 2007
..In order to determine the prevalence and predictors of SSI in the Republic of Georgia, we undertook a multicentre observational study of SSIs in three urban hospitals in the capital, Tbilisi...
- Perfluoroalkyl sulfonates and perfluorocarboxylates in two wastewater treatment facilities in Kentucky and Georgia
Bommanna G Loganathan
Department of Chemistry and Center for Reservoir Research, Murray State University, Murray, KY 42071, USA
Water Res 41:4611-20. 2007
..The two WWTPs selected for this study represent rural (Plant A, Kentucky) and urban (Plant B, Georgia) areas. PFOS was a major contaminant in samples from Plant A (8.2-990 ng/g dry wt in solid samples and 7...
- Phenolic compounds and antioxidant capacity of Georgia-grown blueberries and blackberries
Department of Food Science and Technology, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602 7610, USA
J Agric Food Chem 50:2432-8. 2002
Blueberries and blackberries grown at various locations in Georgia were collected and analyzed for flavonoids, total anthocyanins, total polyphenols, and Trolox-equivalent antioxidant capacity (TEAC)...
- Comparison of blood values in foraging, nesting, and stranded loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta) along the coast of Georgia, USA
Sharon L Deem
Department of Animal Health, Smithsonian National Zoological Park, 3001 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, D C 20008, USA
J Wildl Dis 45:41-56. 2009
..we provide baseline blood values for two cohorts (foraging and nesting) of loggerhead sea turtles on the coast of Georgia. Additionally, we demonstrate significant differences in clinical findings and blood parameters between foraging, ..
- Uptake of an HIV voluntary counseling and testing program for pregnant women in Georgia
Maternal and Child Care Union, Clinical Department, Tbilisi, Georgia
AIDS Care 20:1125-7. 2008
..Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV project operated in Georgia and was managed by the Maternal and Child Care Union...
- A statewide voluntary patient safety initiative: the Georgia experiene
Kimberly J Rask
Emory Center on Health Outcomes and Quality, Atlanta, USA
Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 32:564-72. 2006
- Salmonella from gopher tortoises (Gopherus polyphemus) in south Georgia
J Mitchell Lockhart
Biology Department, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, Georgia 31698, USA
J Wildl Dis 44:988-91. 2008
..to 2006, gopher tortoises (Gopherus polyphemus) were collected at Moody Air Force Base, Lowndes/Lanier counties, Georgia, USA, and opportunistically surveyed for the presence of Salmonella species. Four of 155 (2...
- Black soldier fly (Diptera: Stratiomyidae) colonization of pig carrion in south Georgia
Jeffery K Tomberlin
Department of Entomology, University of Georgia, Tifton, Georgia 31793, USA
J Forensic Sci 50:152-3. 2005
..examining colonization by the black soldier fly and other Diptera on pig carrion in a plowed field in southern Georgia from 20 September through 21 February...
- Characterization of Sarcocystis from four species of hawks from Georgia, USA
Michael J Yabsley
Daniel B Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602, USA
J Parasitol 95:256-9. 2009
During 2001 to 2004, 4 species of hawks (Buteo and Accipiter spp.) from Georgia were surveyed for Sarcocystis spp. infections by examining intestinal sections. In total, 159 of 238 (66...
- Trypanosoma cruzi prevalence and epidemiologic trends in lemurs on St. Catherines Island, Georgia
Chris A Hall
Department of Biology, Berry College, Mount Berry, Georgia 30149, USA
J Parasitol 93:93-6. 2007
Lemurs on St. Catherines Island, Georgia were tested for Trypanosoma cruzi infection to develop a better understanding of the epizootiology of the parasite in nonhuman primates in the southeastern United States...
- Infection of a goat with a tick-transmitted Ehrlichia from Georgia, U.S.A., that is closely related to Ehrlichia ruminantium
Amanda D Loftis
Viral and Rickettsial Zoonoses Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mail Stop G 13, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
J Vector Ecol 31:213-23. 2006
..Our data suggest that A. americanum is a natural vector and reservoir of this Ehrlichia and that domestic goats can be reservoirs. The geographic range of the agent and its pathogenicity to humans and livestock needs to be evaluated...
- Drinking water residence time in distribution networks and emergency department visits for gastrointestinal illness in Metro Atlanta, Georgia
Sarah C Tinker
Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
J Water Health 7:332-43. 2009
..07, 95% confidence interval (CI) = 1.03, 1.10; OR for Utility 2 = 1.05, 95% CI = 1.02, 1.08). The results suggest that drinking water contamination in the distribution system may contribute to the burden of endemic GI illness...
- Cluster of deaths from group A streptococcus in a long-term care facility--Georgia, 2001
Carolyn M Greene
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
Am J Infect Control 33:108-13. 2005
Invasive group A streptococcus (GAS) affects approximately 10,500 persons annually; 1 in 5 patients >/=65 years die. In August 2001, CDC investigated a cluster of GAS deaths in a Georgia long-term care facility (LTCF).
- Molecular and serologic evidence of tick-borne Ehrlichiae in three species of lemurs from St. Catherines Island, Georgia, USA
Michael J Yabsley
Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602, USA
J Zoo Wildl Med 35:503-9. 2004
..Catherines Island, Georgia, were tested for evidence of exposure to tick-borne ehrlichiae...
- An after-school physical activity program for obesity prevention in children: the Medical College of Georgia FitKid Project
Medical College of Georgia, USA
Eval Health Prof 28:67-89. 2005
..If feasibility and efficacy are demonstrated, implementing an after-school program like this one in elementary schools could play a major role in preventing and reducing childhood obesity...
- The cytochrome P450 lanosterol 14alpha-demethylase gene is a demethylation inhibitor fungicide resistance determinant in Monilinia fructicola field isolates from Georgia
Chao Xi Luo
Department of Entomology, Soils, and Plant Sciences, Clemson University, 120 Long Hall, Clemson, SC 29634, USA
Appl Environ Microbiol 74:359-66. 2008
..fructicola field isolates from Georgia and that this overexpression is correlated with Mona located upstream of the MfCYP51 gene.
- Ethnic differences in the association of birth weight and blood pressure: the Georgia cardiovascular twin study
Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
Am J Hypertens 20:1235-41. 2007
..However, most previous studies in biethnic samples have not found a significant inverse association between birth weight and blood pressure in AAs...
- The Georgia Cardiovascular Twin Study: influence of genetic predisposition and chronic stress on risk for cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes
Department of Pediatrics, Georgia Prevention Institute, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA 30912, USA
Twin Res Hum Genet 9:965-70. 2006
The Georgia Cardiovascular Twin Study is a longitudinal study of biobehavioral antecedents of cardiovascular disease in youth and young adults, including around 500 twin pairs with roughly equal numbers of African Americans and European ..
- Trends and seasonality of reproductive performance in Florida and Georgia dairy herds from 1976 to 2002
A de Vries
Department of Animal Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, 32611, USA
J Dairy Sci 88:3155-65. 2005
Trends in reproductive performance from 1976 to 2002 were studied for dairy farms located in Florida and Georgia using 2,897,517 Dairy Herd Improvement Association lactation records of Holstein cows...
- Survey of emm gene sequences and T-antigen types from systemic Streptococcus pyogenes infection isolates collected in San Francisco, California; Atlanta, Georgia; and Connecticut in 1994 and 1995
Childhood and Respiratory Diseases Branch, Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
J Clin Microbiol 35:1231-5. 1997
- Seroprevalence of Trypanosoma cruzi in raccoons from South Carolina and Georgia
Michael J Yabsley
Department of Biological Sciences, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina 29634 0326, USA
J Wildl Dis 38:75-83. 2002
..13 sites representing the five physiographic regions of South Carolina plus five sites in the Piedmont region of Georgia (from April 1997 to February 2000), 104 (47%) were seropositive...
- Antibiotic resistance in the shellfish pathogen Vibrio parahaemolyticus isolated from the coastal water and sediment of Georgia and South Carolina, USA
Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, Drawer E, Aiken, South Carolina 29802, USA
J Food Prot 71:2552-8. 2008
..parahaemolyticus strains from water and sediment at three locations along the Atlantic coast of Georgia and South Carolina during various seasons. These isolates were tested for susceptibility to 24 antibiotics...
- Prenatal smoking in two consecutive pregnancies: Georgia, 1989-1992
P M Dietz
Epidemic Intelligence Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 3714, USA
Matern Child Health J 1:43-51. 1997
..To explore the patterns of prenatal smoking among women whose first and second pregnancies ended in live births...
- Rates of and factors associated with recurrence of preterm delivery
M M Adams
World Health Organization Collaborating Center in Perinatal Care and Health Services Research in Maternal Child Health, Division of Reproductive Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
JAMA 283:1591-6. 2000
..Information about risk of recurrent preterm delivery is useful to clinicians, researchers, and policy makers for counseling, generating etiologic leads, and measuring the related public health burden...
- Business and public health collaboration for emergency preparedness in Georgia: a case study
James W Buehler
Center for Public Health Preparedness and Research and Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
BMC Public Health 6:285. 2006
..In Georgia, public health officials and members of the Business Executives for National Security have successfully ..
- Off-label use of antidepressant, anticonvulsant, and antipsychotic medications among Georgia medicaid enrollees in 2001
Department of Clinical Sciences and Administration, College of Pharmacy, University of Houston, USA
J Clin Psychiatry 67:972-82. 2006
..To determine the prevalence of and factors associated with the off-label use of antidepressant, anticonvulsant, and antipsychotic medications...
- Gaseous and particulate emissions from prescribed burning in Georgia
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta 30312, USA
Environ Sci Technol 39:9049-56. 2005
..phase were measured in the emissions of prescribed burnings conducted at two pine-dominated forest areas in Georgia. The measurements of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and PM2...
- A cost evaluation of the Georgia Stroke and Heart Attack Prevention Program
David B Rein
Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Hwy, Mail Stop K 47, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
Prev Chronic Dis 3:A12. 2006
..The Georgia Stroke and Heart Attack Prevention Program is an education and direct service program for low-income patients ..